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ACKERMANN, Wilhelm. Solvable Cases of the Decision Problem.
Amsterdam : 1954First edition, first printing, addressing the decision problem of logical calculus, which has no general solution, but is here discussed with the kinds of formulas for which a decision method is available, and offering an exposition of the principal existing methods. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145777
ANTIUNIVERSITY OF LONDON. Poster announcing the opening of the Antiuniversity of London.
Leicester : [c.February 1968]A striking promotional poster announcing the opening of the Antiuniversity of London on 12 February 1968 and advertising a list of its faculty members, including most of the major names in London's counter-culture: from Alexander Trocchi and Jeff Nuttall to the black liberationists Obi Egbuna and Calvin Hernton, feminist psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132164
ARROW, Kenneth J. Social Choice and Individual Values.
New York : 1951First edition, first printing, of Arrow's brilliant doctoral thesis, published as number 12 in the series of Cowles Commission Monographs.
"Employing the notational system of symbolic logic, at the time unfamiliar to economists, Arrow proposed to solve a question in politics which no economist and few political scientists had ever posed: suppose... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 142548
AUSTIN, J. L. Sense and Sensibilia.
Oxford : 1962First edition, first impression, of this series of lectures on perception, delivered by Austin from 1948 to 1959. "His general target was the phenomenalist doctrine that the argument from illusion shows that we never perceive, or directly perceive, material objects but only sense data, ideas, impressions, or sensa Sense and Sensibilia helped to put... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 129319
AYER, A. J. Part of My Life.
London : 1977First edition, first impression, of Ayer's autobiography; presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Caroline Anne Tuell, with my best wishes from Freddie Ayer. Bournemouth, October 13 1977". Anthony Smith's review for The Observer of A. J. Ayer: A Life in Philosophy by Ben Rogers is laid in to the front (20 June 1999).... Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 117409
BEELOO, Adriaan Johan Hendrik & H. Cop. Rapport van den hoofdingenieur, adviseur voor scheepsbouw A.J.H. Beeloo en den ingenieur 2de klasse der marine H. Cop, betrekkelijk eene reis naar Engeland in 1883
The Hague : 1884First and only edition, classified "Geheim" - Secret - this copy No.8 of an unknown limitation; inevitably uncommon, WorldCat records solely the copy in the Haagse Defensiebibliothek. Report of a tour of inspection down the Clyde made by two Dutch marine engineers Beeloo and Cop on the orders of the Dutch Ministry of the Marine, visiting the dockyards... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 126943
BELL, Clive. Civilization.
London : 1928First edition, first impression, this copy with nice provenance, with the ownership inscription to the front pastedown of the author's elder brother, the Lieutenant-Colonel and Conservative MP William Cory Heward Bell,
Clive Bell was part of the Bloomsbury Group and married Virginia Woolf's sister Vanessa Bell, who designed many of Woolf's dust... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 145802
BERGSON, Henri. Le Rire.
Paris : 1924Later edition in book form, presentation copy to the Swedish diplomat and Francophile Count Albert Ehrensvärd, inscribed by Bergson on the half-title, "à Monsieur le Comte Albert Ehrensvärd en dévoué hommage H. Bergson".
Having served as Sweden's envoy to the Netherlands, Belgium, the United States, and Switzerland between the years 1908-18,... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 129302
BERLIN, Isaiah. Personal Impressions.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the noted artist R. B. Kitaj, "For Kitaj, with great admiration & friendship. Isaiah Berlin, London 1992"; next to it, an additional note, likely in Kitaj's hand reads "his collection of obituaries". This is a great association copy of Berlin's biographical sketches of 20th-century... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 148016
BERLIN, Isaiah. Personal Impressions.
London : 1980First edition, first impression, inscribed on the front free endpaper to the British jeweller, Fabergé expert, and basis for Fleming's Octopussy character, Jim Fanning, "Kenneth Snowman, with my warm regards. Isaiah Berlin, Oxford, July 1981". This is a great association copy of Berlin's biographical sketches of 20th-century scholars and statesmen.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 148015
BOULDING, Kenneth E. The Image.
Ann Arbor : 1956First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author, "To Rusty, with affectionate greetings, Kenneth" on the front free endpaper. This work was "the 'product' of Boulding's sojourn at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioural Sciences in Palo Alto, California. There he met many of his contemporaries, who, he says, had a profound influence... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 124812
BRADLEY, Francis Herbert. The Presuppositions of Critical History.
London : 1874Scarce first edition of Bradley's first book, with an autograph letter signed on New College Oxford headed paper from the philosopher A. J. Ayer, 9 February 1962, thanking a "Dear John" for the loan of the book - "it is strange stuff, even more 'literary' than his later work. But, as nearly always, he is troubled by genuine problems". This literary... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 148987
CAMPION, George G. The Riddle of the Sphinx: An Essay.
London : First and sole edition of this very scarce and interesting essay on education, printed for private circulation in presumably very small numbers. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "With the Author's Kind Regards, 22 Oct. 1914, G. G. C.". Campion (d. 1945) was consulting dental surgeon to the Manchester Dental Hospital. He... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 141399
CARACO, Albert. Le Mystère d'Eusèbe.
Buenos Aires : 1942First edition, first printing, very scarce in commerce, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "Pour 'Message' Londres. Avec les hommages et les voeux de l'auteur. Albert Caraco. Buenos Aires, le 25.9.42, Calle Pino 3426". The London-based periodical Message: Belgian Review was published during 1941-46 and reviewed Caraco's... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 121460
CASSIRER, Ernst. Substance and Function and Einstein's Theory of Relativity.
Chicago and London : 1923First edition in English, first printing, in the scarce jacket. The two works were first published in German as Substanzbegriff und Funktionsbegriff in 1910 and Einsteinschen Relativitätstheorie in 1921. Both relate Cassirer's Neo-Kantian approach to developments in science, the former in line with late-19th century developments which were still fundamentally... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 141886
COHEN, Paul J. Set Theory and the Continuum Hypothesis.
New York and Amsterdam : 1966First edition, first printing, of Cohen's Harvard lectures from Spring 1965, in which he gives a very readable introduction to both Set Theory and his remarkable results; the proof of the independence of the continuum hypothesis, a discovery for which he won a Fields medal in 1966. Learn More£325.00
Stock Code: 142682
COLLIER, William Bell & Page Blackwood. Unusual personal photograph album of ship- and boat-building projects.
San Francisco, CA, Norfolk, VA & Portsmouth, NH : 1891-1924Highly appealing album showing various craft designed and built by naval architect William B. Collier (1869-1951) working both privately with his brother Page (1871-1913), and for the U.S. Navy. The vessels range in scale from steam launches and motorboats built by the brothers and trialed on Clear Lake, California in the 1890s to the USS Olympia, Admiral... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133169
CROCE, Benedetto. An Autobiography.
Oxford : 1927First edition in English of the autobiography of the Italian philosopher and historian Benedetto Croce (1866-1952). The translator, the philosopher and historian R. G. Collingwood (1889-1943), was heavily influenced by Croce: "His work displays particularly close affinities with the philosophy of the Italians Croce and Gentile, though not with the latter's... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 130680
CUSA, Nicholas of. Of Learned Ignorance.
London : 1954First English translation of Nicolas of Cusa's major work, published in the series Rare Masterpieces of philosophy and Science.
"Nicholas of Cusa's most complete set of proposals about what is real occurs in his best-known work of 1440, De docta ignorantia: On Learned Ignorance. Here Cusanus addresses the four categorical realities traditionally... Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 126155
DRESSER, Horatio W. A History of the New Thought Movement.
New York : 1919First edition, first printing, of the concise history of the development of mental-healing, written by one of the movement's founders and key leaders. This copy was owned by Professor John Bentley, Jr (1880-1933), a Professor of Forest Engineering at Cornell University. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 117974
DUCREST, Charles Louis, marquis de. Essais sur les Machines Hydrauliques,
Paris : 1777First edition. On hydraulics, the construction of hydraulic machines, and shipbuilding, illustrated with a fine set of technical illustrations, this work includes the general principles of the resistance of fluids, and of the mechanics of paddle-wheels and their application in mills and pumps. One chapter is devoted to the resistance of fluids against... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 68900
DURANTI DE LIRONCOURT, M. de. Instruction Élémentaire et Raisonée sur la Construction-Pratique des Vaisseaux,
Paris : 1771First edition. Uncommon with just 25 copies worldwide noted by WorldCat. Printed with the approbation of the chevalier de Borda as a shipbuilding manual for the use of the Gardes de la Marine, essentially the students of a distributed Royal Naval College. It was produced in dictionary form, without plates, with the intention of forcing the students... Learn More£1,875.00
Stock Code: 98924
ELIOT, T. S. - ORAGE, A. R. Essays and Aphorisms.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, presentation copy from S. C. Nott, who wrote the Biographical Note, to T. S. Eliot, "T. S. Eliot from S. C. Nott", on the half-title. This copy is number 588 of 1,000 copies printed for subscribers. Alfred Richard Orage (1873-1934) was editor of The New Age magazine, and a disciple of Gurdjieff.
Eliot is mentioned... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 141519
ESSLER, W. K; H. Putnam; W. Stegmüller (eds.) Epistemology, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science.
Dordrecht : 1985First edition in book form, first impression, a superb association copy with the ownership inscription of Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997) to the front free endpaper in black ink. Hempel, known as "Peter" to his friends, was a German writer and philosopher, and a major figure in logical empiricism. Willard Van Orman Quine explained the nickname: Rudolf... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 124186
FAIRBAIRN, William. Remarks on Canal Navigation,
London : 1831First edition, inscribed on the title page "To Mr Hart, Galsgow, With the Author's compliments". Fairbairn's first book, documenting his experiments on the properties of iron boats, and the possibility of applying steam-power for traction, to improve communication on canal lines, is "written in a plain, perspicuous, and unpretending manner - no small... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143942
FOGEL, Robert William. The Fourth Great Awakening & The Future of Egalitarianism.
Chicago and London : 2000First edition, first printing. Fogel's "Fourth Great Awakening" refers to the American religious revival of the 1960s and 1970, as mainstream Protestantism weakened and evangelicalism grew. Fogel's interpretation, which proved controversial, places this development as on a par with the previous "Great Awakenings" - the religious movements of the 1730s... Learn More£35.00
Stock Code: 130932
FUNCH, Diderich Hansteen. Afhandling om coffardiskibes construction.
Copenhagen : 1842-3First and only edition of this work on the construction of merchant ships written by the renowned royal Danish shipbuilder Diderich Hansteen Funch (1791-1856). Decidedly uncommon, just four locations on WorldCat, Royal Danish Library, BL, National Library of Sweden, and University of Leipzig Funch was master shipbuilder at the dockyards in Copenhagen,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 126950
GEWIRTH, Alan. Reason and Morality.
Chicago and London : 1978First edition, first printing. Gewirth's most important contribution to the philosophy of ethics, Reason and Morality attempts to provide a rational foundation for morality. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 129398
HANCOCK, Samuel Edward, Acting Carpenter. Ledger book containing 30 large ink and water-colour detail drafts of warship construction.
Devonport : 1904-5A wonderful insight into naval construction and shipyard practice at the outset of the Anglo-German naval arms race, "formally" initiated with the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906. The drawings constituted part of Hancock's training process, similar to the technical drawings, maps and drafts commonly found in a middy's journal book, but here the craft... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133180
HARGRAVE, John. The Confession of the Kibbo Kift.
London : 1927First edition, first impression, of this first publication of the Kindred of the Kibbo Kift, written by "Head Man" of the Kindred, John "White Fox" Hargrave (1894-1982). This book was issued by Duckworth, but bearing the "Imprint of the Kincouncil", and is very scarce, with Copac listing only six copies in British institutions, especially so in the... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145721
HAYEK, Friedrich August von - Streissler, Erich (ed.) Roads to Freedom.
London : 1969First edition, first impression, of this collection of essays published as a tribute to Hayek, named "Roads to Freedom" in contrast to Hayek's "Road to Serfdom". The contributors include Peter T. Bauer, Fritz Machlup, and Karl Popper. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 132787
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Our Moral Heritage.
Washington, D.C. : 1983First edition, first printing, of Hayek's lecture given to the Heritage Foundation in 1983, developing a theory he had first outlined in his Constitution of Liberty two decades earlier - "the principles of private property, the free market, and the sanctity of the family have their roots in practices which enabled primitive societies to survive... those... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 144684
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. New Studies in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and the History of Ideas.
London : 1978First UK edition, first impression, of the sequel to Hayek's 1967 Studies in philosophy, politics and economics. A testament to Hayek's wide-ranging interests, this volume includes essays "touching on the fields of psychology, jurisprudence and biography,... united by a common philosophical approach" (dust-jacket). Hayek's 1974 Nobel Memorial Lecture,... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 144689
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Law, Legislation and Liberty.
Chicago : 1973-9First US editions, first printings, of each volume of Hayek's last major work of social philosophy, published over a seven-year period. In many ways the culmination of his philosophical career, Law, Legislation and Liberty was Hayek's most extensive philosophical analysis of the structure of society, the nature of justice, and the underlying principles... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 144233
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Missbrauch und verfall der vernunft.
Frankfurt : 1959First edition in German, previously published as The Counter-Revolution of Science (Glencoe, Illinois, 1952). "Hayek had long shown an expertise in the history of economic thought and now extended it to the history of political ideas: a series of articles on 'scientism', later to appear as The Counter-Revolution of Science, traced modern collectivist... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 143741
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Freiburger Studien. Gesammelte Aufsätze.
Tübingen : 1969First edition, comprising 17 essays written by Hayek during the six years he spent between 1962 and 1968 at the University of Freiburg, with an introductory article by Karl Friedrich Mayer of the Walter Eucken Institut, and a bibliography of Hayek's writings at the end. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 143666
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. Individualism and Economic Order.
London : 1949First UK edition, first impression, of this collection of 12 essays originally published in the US the preceding year. While they cover a range of subjects including economics, ethics, and methodology, they are all concerned with the overarching theme of free markets versus planned economies, a theme Hayek previously discussed in The Road to Serfdom... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 140181
HEARD, Gerald. These Hurrying Years.
London : 1934First edition, first impression; rare in the dust jacket. Gerald Heard (1889-1971) was a British author and philosopher whose innovative works examined history in the context of humankind's evolving consciousness. This book is his attempt to write a "history of our own times" and to determine the underlying causes of modern events. His conclusion, that... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 68865
HEFNER, Hugh - HENTOFF, Nat. Free Speech For Me - But Not For Thee:
New York : 1992First edition, first printing, the copy of the Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, with his annotations to the text.
Hentoff (1925-2017) was a frequent contributor to Playboy, and like Hefner, a champion of civil liberties. In 1980, he received one of the first Hugh H. Hefner First Amendment Awards for his book The First Freedom. The present book is... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 142334
HEIDEGGER, Martin. Nietzsche.
San Francisco : 1979-87First editions in English, first printings, inscribed by Krell on half-title of the second volume "For Larry Owens, This, my favourite of the four volumes, D. F. Krell, 12.I.96". A bright set of Heidegger's reading of Nietzsche.
In these works, Heidegger treats only Nietzsche's unpublished writings as the repository of his true thought. In Heidegger's... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 146501
HUSSERL, Edmund - LITT, Theodor. Individuum und Gemeinschaft. Grundlegung der Kulturphilosophie.
Leibzig & Berlin : 1926.Third, revised edition, from the library of Edmund Husserl, with his ownership inscription to the front free endpaper, subsequently in the library of his co-worker and assistant, Ludwig Landgrebe. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131949
HUSSERL, Edmund. Die Krisis der Europäischen Wissenschaften und die Transzendentale Phänomenologie. Eine Einleitung in die phänomenologische Philosophie.
Belgrade : 1936Original offprint of Husserl's last great work, inscribed by him to"Herrn Professor John Wild ergebenst überreicht vom Verfasser" (Professor John Wild, humbly donated by the author). The American philosopher John Wild, a firm supporter of phenomenology, was a contributor to the Journal of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
"Edmund Husserl... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 132147
HUSSERL, Edmund. Méditations Cartésiennes. Introduction à la phénoménologie.
Paris : 1931First edition: the work first appeared in this French translation. It was based on two double lectures Husserl gave at the Sorbonne in 1929. The Méditations Cartésiennes constitutes Husserl's fullest treatment of a problem which came to concern him more and more, the problem of intersubjectivity. In this work, "he tried to show how the transcendental... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 133939
HUSSERL, Edmund. Erfahrung und Urteil.
Prague : 1939First edition of Husserl's posthumously published work on Experience and Judgement, one of the few copies that escaped being pulped as a result of the German annexation of Czechoslovakia in 1939. 200 copies were sent to London for distribution by Allen & Unwin, but the bulk of the edition was destroyed.
"Edmund Husserl is undoubtedly one of the... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 131946
JAMES, William. Some Problems of Philosophy.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of James's last book, published posthumously from an unfinished manuscript left at his death.
"For years he had talked of rounding out his philosophical work with a treatise on metaphysics. Characteristically, he chose to do so in the form of an introduction to the problems of philosophy, because writing for beginners... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 145960
JAMES, William. Essays in Radical Empiricism.
New York : 1912First edition, first printing, a collection of 12 essays edited and published posthumously by James's colleague and biographer Ralph Barton Perry.
James originally assembled an early version of the collection in 1906, choosing essays which were first published in journals. A year later he composed a separate list of essays for a proposed book... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 145959
JAMES, William. Memories and Studies.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of this posthumous collection of the American philosopher and psychologist's speeches and essays, most notably "The Moral Equivalent of War", which was first published here in book form.
His son, Henry James Jr., provides the preface: "Professor William James formed the intention shortly before his death of republishing... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 145957
JAMES, William. The Will to Believe and Other Essays in Popular Philosophy.
New York, London and Bombay : 1897First edition, second impression, reprinted three months after the first. The first publication in book form of ten influential essays by philosopher and psychologist William James in which he presents some of his most developed contributions to psychology, including his understanding of determinism, compatibilism, morality, and pragmatism. Each was... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 144745
JAMES, William. The Moral Equivalent of War.
New York : 1910First separate edition (originally published in McClure's Magazine and Popular Science Monthly). James argues that if war is to be eliminated, there must be another means of securing discipline and promoting other martial virtues, and he suggests conscripting youth for manual labour. The Association published pamphlets with a pacifist theme; this is... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145846
JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
London, New York and Bombay : 1902First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks, with a printed presentation slip "From the Author", from the library of the Oxford philosopher F. "Canning" S. Schiller (1864-1937), with his pencil annotations throughout.
James focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136480
JAMES, William. Essays in Radical Empiricism.
London : 1912First UK edition, first impression, published the same year as the first US edition. Review copy, with the publisher's slip loosely inserted, and with the contemporary ownership signature of A. Barnatt Brown on the front free endpaper, with a note identifying him as having reviewed the book in the journal British Friend.
James originally assembled... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 127814
JASPERS, Karl. Die Idee der Universität.
Berlin & Heidelberg : 1946Second edition, extensively revised (first 1923), presentation copy, inscribed by the author to the poet Stephen Spender in ink on the front cover. Scarce: WorldCat locates just two copies, both in Denmark. Considered one of the "most important 'representatives of European consciousness'" at the time, Spender attended the "Recontres Internationales... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 123142
JOYCE, James - MCLUHAN, Marshall. James Joyce: Trivial and Quadrivial.
New York : spring 1953Offprint with the ownership inscription of poet and academic Ronald Bates to the front wrapper and his pencilled notes to the contents. Ronald Gordon Nudell Bates (1924-1995) earned his PhD from the University of Toronto, the subject of his doctoral thesis being James Joyce's Finnegans Wake. His teaching career was spent at the universities of Upsala,... Learn More£520.00
Stock Code: 60922
KIERKEGAARD, Søren. Either/Or:
London : 1944First UK edition of the first English translation. Either/Or is Kierkegaard's earliest major work and his "first attempt to articulate a plane of motion constituted by subjective, existential inwardness" (Carlisle, p. 49). It was a best-seller upon publication in Denmark in 1843 under the title Enten-Eller.
Kierkegaard wrote Either/Or in his... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 132071
KOESTLER, Arthur. Janus.
London : 1978First edition, first impression. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, " To Tony, hopefully, from Arthur". Koestler had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in early 1976, the effects of which are evident here. Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 61022
KURATA, Otokichi. Ship Building English-Japanese Japanese-English Glossary.
Tokyo : 1940Second edition, first published 1938. Uncommon, WorldCat records a single copy at Linda Hall Library; CiNii shows copies at Kanazama, Fukushima, Hokkaido and Meiji Universities in Japan, and at Liaoning, PRC; Craig notes only the same author's Japanese-English Vocabulary of Shipbuilding of 1957. This copy with the ownership inscription of "Robert M.... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 82913
LÉVI-STRAUSS, Claude. Le Totémisme Aujourd'hui.
Paris : 1962First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the half-title, "Pour Claudie et Claude Tardits en amical hommage, Claude Levi Strauss", and with the recipient pencil annotations. Claude Tardits (1921-2007) was a French ethnologist and anthropologist specialised in Africa, best known for his thesis on the Bamoum kingdom, published in 1980.... Learn More£1,100.00
Stock Code: 140937